Although canoes are primarily used for transportation on water bodies, they relate very closely to human life, whether it is a relationship, a certain stage in life, or how you function in life.
As you will see throughout the quotes that we share below, canoes have inspired a host of poets and writers. They might seem proverbial, but the direction in which it goes, how you paddle the canoe is all very relatable to life.
It is amazing how much inspiration and direction we can learn from paddling this lump of wood through the waters. For ages, the waters of the sea and its state have long been compared to the stages in human life. Navigating through the different ways, the rough and the smooth waters, and also how you react under these circumstances is very much a lesson we can learn from canoe quotes.
12 Best Canoe Quotes
1. “With two people and luggage on board she draws four inches of water. Two canoe paddles will move her along at a speed reasonable enough in moderate currents.”
2. “Every man paddles his own canoe.”
3. “With one foot in the canoe, and one foot on shore, you are sure to fall into the river.”
4. “A canoe does not know who is king. When it turns over, everyone gets wet.”
5. “Everyone must believe in something. I believe I’ll go canoeing.”
6. “As one goes through life, one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.”
7. “Women are like canoes, full of soup. At first everyone is suspicious but then everyone wants one.”
8. “A family, like a canoe, must be steered or paddled, or it won’t take you where you want to go”
9. “Originality is unexplored territory. You get there by carrying a canoe – you can’t take a taxi.”
10. “Wherever there is a channel for water, there is a road for the canoe.”
11. “Refuse to accept the belief that your professional relevance, career success or financial security turns on the next update on the latest technology. Sometimes it’s good to put the paddle down and just let the canoe glide.”
12. “Paddling a canoe is a source of enrichment and inner renewal.”